World's first remote brain surgery highlights the IoT’s healthcare potential
A Parkinson’s patient in China has received the first remote brain surgery operation in a demonstration of the IoT’s life-changing potential when adopted in healthcare.
Conducted by Ling Zhipei, a chief physician at the People's Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing, the operation took just over three hours and involved a deep brain stimulation (DBS) implant being fitted.
Ling was based 3,000 kilometres away but was able to manipulate instruments remotely to conduct the surgery. It's...